AIM Artists

Betty Sargent

Betty Sargent

Betty keeps her camera with her all the time and photographs what she sees. Photography gives Betty a chance to show how the city changes, in case it is forgotten. Her work has become more diverse creating artworks using crochet and 3d models. She recently exhibited ‘The Dress’ at the Arnolfini, a large crocheted piece based on an Elizabethan costume, as part of  Somewhere in the City an AIM initiated project and exhibition 2015.

Since 2015 Betty has been involved in Expanding Realities an EU funded international exchange program between AIM, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and GASP, Cork Ireland and Debajo del Sombrero, Madrid, Spain.

Chris Rose

Chris Rose

Chris is a visual artist who paints in a cartoon style using bright, vivid colours. He focuses on painting portraits of his friends to remember happy times. Chris is also a creative writer and writes fantastical short stories, which mix his playful sense of humour with details of every day life. Recently he has branched out into 3D work and exhibited ‘Memory Boat’ at the Arnolfini as part of Somewhere in the City an AIM initiated project and exhibition 2015.

Since 2015 Chris has been involved in Expanding Realities an EU funded international exchange program between AIM, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and GASP, Cork Ireland and Debajo del Sombrero, Madrid, Spain.

Jeff Johns

Jeff Johns

Jeff views himself as a creative outsider. His work is introspective as he tries to work out how he feels and deal with difficulties. His work is predominantly text and performance based. Jeff is a performance poet and draw images with words. For him, his work is a cathartic process and it can be emotional, angry and passionate. Recently he has started to use animation and sound, he screened ‘The Black Cobbles’ at the Arnolfini as part of Somewhere in the City an AIM initiated project and exhibition 2015.

Since 2015 Jeff has been involved in Expanding Realities an EU funded international exchange program between AIM, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and GASP, Cork Ireland and Debajo del Sombrero, Madrid, Spain.

Jonathan Barr Lindsay

Jonathan Barr Lindsey

Jonathan is a painter, sculpture and writer. He is interested in history and how people used to live in the past. He collects and takes photographs and uses these to inspire his work. Jonathan particularly likes to focus on the city and its history, exploring the details of old buildings and statues.

In his recent work, he has imagined himself as historical figures making painting and sculpting himself as a public monument. In 2015 he exhibited two stone cast artworks, ‘The Time Traveler’ and ‘Somebody of History’, at the Arnolfini as part of Somewhere in the City, an AIM initiated project. In 2016 he exhibited ‘Bristol’s Best’ an artwork created in response to an archival printing plate, this was shown as part of Set in Stone an exhibition at the Tobacco Factory Bristol. In October 2016 he exhibit at the Crawford art gallery in Cork Ireland as part of Perceptions 2016.

Jonathan is currently developing paintings for an exhibition at the Test Space Spike Island Bristol in February 2018. In this work, he investigates the personal space and environment of his own home.

Since 2015 Jonathan has been involved in Expanding Realities an EU funded international exchange program between AIM, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and GASP, Cork Ireland and Debajo del Sombrero, Madrid, Spain.

Dave Pearse

Dave Pearse

Dave is a poet whose work is inspired by nature and local history. He performs his work for audiences across Bristol. Recently he has started to use video and screened ‘All That Once Stood’ at the Arnolfini as part of Somewhere in the City an AIM initiated project and exhibition 2015.

Since 2015 Dave has been involved in Expanding Realities an EU funded international exchange program between AIM, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and GASP, Cork Ireland and Debajo del Sombrero, Madrid, Spain.

 

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